The French state has revoked Rhim Ibrir’s residency permit and thus her right to be present and participate in a shared social space.
She is being made invisible and inaudible—but has not disappeared.
Rhim Ibrir has become Zohra Hamadi.
A fictional life.
A life in fiction.
A feature film.
The filmic space blurs the boundaries set from the outside and pushes open the door to a world where nothing is assured and everything seems possible.
Fiction as an act of resistance.
The lead actor knows more than her audience.
She insists upon her place in reality.